Category: Writing A Book

Writing a book: where NOT to find the time

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When a client asks me how to find time to write their book when their schedule is already packed, I think about Annie. Annie isn’t her real name, but she was one of my earliest writing clients. Annie had a thriving business, mostly doing training and a few keynote speeches. She was like most of my clients that way  »  Read More

Writing a Book: BYOD

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If you want to write a book, you probably can. You can learn to do some things you don’t know how to do now, you can improve your writing, and you can hire people to do things you don’t want to learn to do yourself. What’s essential, though, is that you BYOD – Bring Your Own Discipline. BYOD To Sharpen Your  »  Read More

Writing a book: Good comes from bad

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Willy Stark, the main character of Robert Penn Warren’s novel, All the King’s Men, is a ruthless politician based on the real-life Huey Long. When he gets criticized for his ruthless methods, he says this. “You’ve got to make good out of bad. That’s all there is to make it with.” You can rip that statement  »  Read More

Writing a book: 4 Things you must do for your book to make a difference

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I don’t know your goals for writing a book, but I know how it is for most of my clients. Most of them write business books and none of them write fiction. They want to write a book that makes a difference in the world, and because it makes a difference in the world, also makes a difference in their business and career  »  Read More

Writing a Book: Where to Start

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If you want to write a book, you must start writing. That sounds simplistic, but I’ve known several people who never got their book written because they never actually started writing. Oh, they did all the precursors to writing. They researched. They outlined. They interviewed. They planned. They just didn’t write  »  Read More

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